http://www.bibletruths.net/archives/BTARO96.htm There are so many verses in the Bible that are over-preached and then many which are conveniently ignored by modern-day teachers who preach unity at any cost. Yes, unity is a good thing, but to have true, Godly unity…it must be a unity based on Truth, not compromise. “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:19) Paul said there “must be” heresies among believers. The word heresies comes from the Greek word hairesisa (Strongs 139). It means a… Read More
The power of love: what does love look like, actually? Am I loving people the way Jesus asked me to?
You know, so often people overuse and misuse the word love. I’m sure I’ve done it before. We say “love you”, but are we really loving people? We sign our letters xoxoxoxo. Is that love? This was a question I had to ask myself. If Jesus said that the number one command was to love God, and the second most important command was to love people – I had better make sure I am doing it! So, what is love? How do I know for sure that I am loving people? What… Read More
http://coffeecakestudies.blogspot.com/2009/10/motivational-gift-of-prophecy.html The above link is, in general, an outstanding description of someone with the spiritual gift of prophecy as mentioned in the New Testament. I say “in general” because the author didn’t mention that the word prophecy from the Greek language and the Strong’s Concordance #4396 means to “forth-tell” (tell the truth in the Word of God) or to “fore-tell” (tell the truth before it happens or correctly predict something as Agabus did in the book of Acts). This article is written by Kerry at Coffeecake Studies, and I found it to… Read More
Spiritual myopia. What is it? At the eye doctor the other day, I was reminded of nearsightedness. That is why many people need glasses. They can see objects close up but not far away. The far away objects appear to them as a blur. Until, the glasses are put on. Then they can see the big picture. LIfe gets a whole lot clearer when this happens. Before becoming a Christian, we are all walking around without the precious light of Christ, not really knowing there is a different way. Jesus said He… Read More
Listen to online sermon here by Francis Chan: EXPECT 2012 – Increasingly Radical “As is the American way, we tend to become less adventurous as we get older. We have it backwards. Each day, the life of God in us should become more and more of a reality. As we grow in our intimacy and maturity with Him, our lives should become increasingly radical. If we settle for comfort and safety, we won’t grow in our dependence on Christ. He promises to be with us as we go out and make disciples—facing… Read More